Traci considers herself a late bloomer in life, but it is better late than never! She grew up in a loving home with both parents, a sister, and a brother in Topeka, KS. However, when she got out on her own, life happened. She spent a major part of her adult life exercising her wings in learning patience, tenacity, and resilience. Through much prayer, inner nourishment, and major mindset changes, she rose above unresolved traumatic experiences, poor self-esteem, misfortunes beyond her control, as well as consequences of her unwise choices.
It was not until her late 40’s that Traci began to achieve dreams she thought were only fantasies. She received her master’s in social work with an emphasis on mental health. She obtained licensing as a master social worker. Traci married the man of her dreams and they are STILL on their honeymoon! She is a model, author, and professional certified life coach. She holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is slowly pursuing her clinical license to become a therapist in the future. Her dreams are still coming true! Traci is an inspiration of faith for those who have lost hope in their visions. Her message is to never give up, no matter what your age, circumstances, or other barriers are!
Traci’s heart’s desire was always to be a model, but her height did not meet industry standards. She now understands that her modeling dreams had a larger, divine purpose. She is called to be an influential picture of healthier lifestyle choices in every “…ally” of life (e.g., spiritually, mentally, physically, relationally, financially, etc.). Her dedication is toward the empowerment and advancement of women and girls. A glimpse of her passionate missions includes: teaching self-love beyond external appearances; demonstrating the value of the whole person and not just body parts, personas, performances, and possessions; exemplifying social and intelligent conduct; growth in prosperity and wellness; and restoration of all appropriate protection, rights, and dignity. Traci is serious about her life purpose to make a difference wherever she goes. Her heart’s desire is for people to leave her presence in a better state than when they first encountered her.
Traci and her husband, Fredrick Byerly, are co-partners in life and business. They are certified Success Coaches and the co-founders of Your Chosen Pass at www.yourchosenpass.com. When they are not working hard and doing ministry, they love to travel and enjoy life together. They are also gray hair and pro-aging models. The Byerly duo shares four amazing children and two grandsons. They live in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.